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. there was a great panel. thank you to olivia. the first thing i always say it's about u.s. competitiveness because they think it all ties back to that. a next session, please come out jim doherty, a very good long-time friend of mine who is a fellow at the council on foreign relations is going to moderate. but organize this in conjunction with the council on foreign relations as about u.s. competitiveness. let's get it underway, the panel is fair. all right, jim, take it away. >> great to be here in detroit. first time in a while. i have to make it happen more often. so were going to have a nice conversation. we have to cover a lot of a lot of things in 40 minutes, so we're going to start right away. you can see the panelists, backgrounds, michael, paul and ted, great panel. i'm 40 minutes that we try to cover as looking at infrastructure, education and immigration, trying to look at it through the lens of technology and the role of urban centers and take a look at what the current state is in the united states in each of these things, what some of our best as competitors are doing and maybe a cou
the theme of this panel, what you recommend in the future as far as how the u.s. should be interacting with those countries, another afghanistan scenario and also the possibility, hopefully we won't be intervening any time soon directly, however, what i am curious about is if that's intervention does not happen, what would be the ideal scenario given the other actors in the region and how they are influencing that? >> the sad reality is this is one of those situations where there is no ideal scenario or even a good scenario. that is what i was alluding to when i opened my comments by saying there are situations where there is no good solution. i would commend, some of you may have read a piece by my friend and colleague in the washington post in which he makes the point that the world and especially the middle east is an awfully messy place, in many ways in which the united states can't be expected, no u.s. president could be expected to solve and resolve everything. the blood shed in syria makes all of us shudder. that doesn't mean there is a u.s. policy option that will bring it to a
and rivalry, how would your candidate position china and the u.s. expanding their cooperation on global energy security? or both. >> it's very good to hear from our good friend, professor, and glad to hear that he is awake at this ungodly hour and listening to us. i'd like to think that this is an area of important potential cooperation, not an area that should lead to conflict. we need, as many sources of energy as we can find. the notion of futures ago that some were propounding that china by investing in this or that country was some awlaki of sources of oil represented a misunderstanding of the nature of international energy markets. frankly the more the better. oil is fungible, and if there are additional chinese investments, let's say in sudan, that means that they buy less than saudi arabia. so there is come in terms of the chinese going policy to -- [inaudible] except when our investments of particular countries where it competence the ability to affect their behavior, such as iran. and i am pleased to say that in the last two years that china has not expanded its energy investments in
. >> moderator: next question. today in his u.s. senate candidate at indiana's richard mourdock apologized for offending anyone forcing pregnancies from rape or something that god intended to happen. the accused democrats or distorting his comments, but even is today commenting the memo issue for voters, the campaign ads in this race were some $6 million will be spent in television advertising have focused on positions on abortion or when does life begin, women's reproductive rights. why is this issue in this campaign been so important? buerkle: we just heard dan maffei say it's important not to look back. one of the ways dan maffei doesn't look back and hold himself a couple for the votes he took for the district, with the affordable care act, cap-and-trade, stimulus bill, dodd-frank, is to create and distort and distract the this is a national campaign the democrats are running. he goes right along with his democratic party. i spent 16 years as a volunteer. i understand domestic violence to understand the victims of domestic violence and how they suffer. i am a mother of four daughters.
administration of course we seem has been criticized for its handling of the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in libya. this attack resulted in the death of ambassador chris stevens but we also now know that he made multiple attempts to get more security and that these efforts went unheeded. do you believe that the obama administration mishandled the situation even after and also in the aftermath of the attack? what could have been done better and should be done better going forward? hochul: absolutely mishandled, and to learn how that their cries for help from people asking for additional support, and to know they were unanswered is unacceptable. estimate of the house armed service committee when we get back to washington will conduct oversight hearings and make sure that our ambassadors and all the consulate personnel across this globe are protected. we've got to make sure they have within me. i would not do as republican leadership in congress, cut $300 million from embassy security. we need to make sure they have the resources, the protection they need. i do believe there's any explanatio
such as american national standards institute, the solutions of information design, to advise u.s. army training and doctrine on credentialing to evaluate the programs being provided by these men and women still wear the uniform. we all need to recognize the top quality education and training, men and women of the united states armed forces receive when they are serving our country. we are working with the united states chamber of commerce, military.com, and recruit military llc, from big cities to small towns, from convention centers to american legion posts. if you're not into one of these events, i strongly encourage you to do so. there he will see firsthand the quality of these returning servicemen and women, employers who understand their value, and legionnaires who are dedicated to improving their lives. the men and women who fought for this country should have to fight for a job when they return home. veterans, their families and american legion will keep working to revive our nation's economy. efforts to improve opportunities through licensing and credentialing, for job fairs and busines
in at this time. i think we suffer from a major confusion that you can help us sort out. in the u.s. they're returning following the advice. and we have in the independent banking commission a halfway house. and it should go the whole way. this is a completely wrong characterization that i think of what you're saying, you're saying they can't a wide rapg of functions that can be alongside the payment system. then there are another type of transactions that shouldn't be there at all. they should go off right to a separate institution. and in terms of scope you allow a larger scope to remain in. in terms of separation, when it happens, it happens in a much more radical way than being proposed here. woef we have to muddle twine between the two. in the noncommercial banking part of the organization you can list all the functions. but the heart of the functions there are trading this a broader sense. whether it's customer trading or pure speculation. this is between the customer relationship and impersonal relationship. that let it and left special trading outside the organization. >> i will s
to blow up. the person who commands u.s. forces in except the japanese surrender in tokyo bay and september 1945, this is macarthur the great theater commander and dwight eisenhower commanding the american theater. these are two people who are not naturally supportive -- subordinate relationship. no wonder they blew up, and they did. eisenhower nixon in hindsight, this was mentioned, ambition with an engine that never arrested. and you have to have that be a president, to even be eligible to become a president, to even be within the zone of people who are considered for the presidency so they both have this tremendous inner dynamism and they were bound to clash and i think what is remarkable is that i think the answer is they were of separate generations. i think they had been contemporaries they would have been -- >> the first call forecast comes from carl in elizabeth, new jersey. carl you are on booktv. please go ahead. >> thank you peter. this is a great privilege. mr. smith's book on eisenhower i got at the library and i am the middle of drafting a letter to david and his
remixes money off the company at which he is a huge shareholder and that money thing goes to u.s. election but, of course, he is an american citizen. it's his earnings. but you do kind of gift is almost like question of like what money is fat, is that foreign money, and in an age of where borders have less meaning in finance and business, can we really draw that distinction as meaningful as we continue to when we banned foreign contributions. >> and when it comes to the (c)(4) you just have no idea because c. force have to tell the irs who they are getting their money from. but you could really say a list of bunch of llc's, like the yellow sunny day llc gave me $500,000 blue sky llc gave me $1 million. you don't need to tell the iris anything other than that and really anybody could be behind it. >> this and goes to both of you in the center, nick and kim. the question is as you work on your beats, one of the missing links, what don't you know that you wish you knew? put different, where do you see this story going next? >> the donors. we don't know the donors. i feel like that's one thing
disparities in the well being of children in the u.s. the groups first focus and save the children hosted senators casey and dodd yesterday for the release of the report. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you all for coming here today. joining first focus and save the children to discuss america's report card 2012. i'm bruce leslie, president first focus. we are a national bipartisan advocacy group dedicated to making children's health a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. i want to thank senator chris dodd and senator bob casey for joining us today. they were the inspiration for this effort. they've also been tireless champion of have our nation's children for years and years to senator dodd in his 36 years on the hill, and i'll talk a little bit about, more about him in a minute, but also them have been great champions for children over the years. i also want to thank our key partner on this, report, save the children and mark shriver for being strong partners in the creation of this whole effort and for everything related to the report. and also jennifer garner here
the sampling, the average speed in the u.s. now advertise the is over 27 meg download. that is heavily dominated by urban areas we are talking about the urban and rural divide. it is the problem and the solution. the solution in the sense that it really is what will eliminate these urban and rural divides and give everybody the opportunity. i lived in los angeles and south dakota. i looked last night from the hotel room at census.gov. the population in 2010 was 6. that is rural pafford. that is a royal. living in both extremes the rural people need more broadband than urban people because they don't have access to the schools or the hospitals or the retailers like the urban people readily access. second, broadband being problem, the problem is not so much from a technology perspective because it is not that hard to engineer these broadband networks. i looked a little while ago at the -- we engineered $1 billion worth of broadband networks over the last four or five years. engineering them is not that difficult. even implementing them is not that difficult. the difficulty is paying for
. and as someone says, you can't jump out of the basement. that's as low as it is. and if people stop trusting u.s. treasuries, the $16 trillion of debt we have out there, interest rates are going to skyrocket, interest payments will go up annually potentially by hundreds of billions of dollars, then we would have more deficit, there would be less trust. and so you haven't -- you've wrecked the government's role in the economy. those are my secret notes, i'm going to ping -- pick them up. [laughter] so you have to stabilize that. and you have to figure out a way to get the economy to grow. and that's a long-term proposition which will lead to more jobs. but you're right, there's some contradictions in all of this. but in trying to create more jobs, you can't mess up with the overall problem of the trustworthiness and creditworthiness. you're shaking your head. we'll talk afterwards. next. >> hi. over the course of your career, you've had the most incredible access to all these, um, great politicians in history and even today, and i was just wondering out of everyone you've met, who surprised you t
albany, indiana. we're here for the second of two debates featuring candidates for the u.s. senate from indiana and the debates are sponsored by the indiana debate commission. i'm dennis ryerson, retired editor of the indianapolis star and i'll be modeling tonight's debate. candidates will add to question presented to the commission by indiana voters. tonight's debate is being carried live on radio and television stations throughout indiana and also is being broadcast live nationwide on c-span. the indiana debate commission is a nonprofit nongovernment organization dedicated to expand opportunities for voters to hear candidates views on issues of importance. to learn more go to our website, indianadebatecommission.com. the debate commission's motto is putting voters first to all of the questions that came from voters throughout the state. one of the voters is in attendance tonight if you'll be asking the question of his own. i will be asking questions on behalf of others. each candidate was one minute to answer most questions and will try for 30-second rebuttals as long as we have done.
and in the future to? >> i'm very happy to arrange a meeting between her and the new minister u.s. huge expense in this area who i know will be divided to discuss it. what we have tried to do is take a set of rules and regulations that actually involve nine, 10 million pounds more pairs but it involved and try to simple and concentrate on what it needed to be focused there but i'm very happy to arrange that meeting. >> order. point of order. >> here on c-span2 we will live the british house of commons now as they move onto other legislative business. you've been watching prime minister's question time aired live wednesdays at 7 a.m. eastern apartment is in session. you can see this weeks question time and again sunday night at nine eastern and pacific on c-span. and for more information go to c-span.org and click on c-span series for prime minister's questions. post links to international news media and legislatures around the world. you can watch recent video, including programs dealing with other international issues. >> we are covering two debates tonight on the c-span networks. >> i regular
candidates to be elected in the u.s.? >> [inaudible] >> first i don't know that corporations would agree -- [inaudible] if you're looking super pac since a corporate entities there some money going into them but i don't know if there's much as you think. so i don't know the case that since you have quite the degree of a lot of people would think. [inaudible] the second thing is we don't take money from foreign entities. very, very play in the stated all over literature. >> no money from foreign nationals. spent question right over here. >> i just had a quick question that we're talking about how it's changed a few a little bit, even some words about its corrupted the political field, but at same time it's created some jobs for you guys. so talking about that, a little more honest about that, how do you feel about, would you be in favor of getting rid of super pacs? if so, what would you favor in response or what would you take its place because the amazing part about campaign finance reform is it's always evolving. let's assume a new set of laws is past. as quickly as they are passed ele
coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watch key public policy events. and every week and the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our website, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> according to participants in the sunlight foundation forum, the u.s. house has done better than the senate for the obama administration. the group also discuss they don't always read the legislation in full before voting for. this is 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. welcome. minus daniel schuman and i'm the director of the advisory committee on transparency which is hosting today's events. today's discussion is going to focus on whether congress is serious about transparency. we're going to explore the progress that is made up to 100 of congress and identify some of the deficits. we're going to do my portion very quickly because what's really interesting of course is what our general palace have to say. let me start by introducing a. on my right is hugh halpern, staff director for the u.s. house of representatives committe
president gore and special assistant to u.s. secretary of education dick reilly. in 2000 jon co-founded new leaders for new schools, and he served as its ceo until last year. he worked for the 2008 obama for american presidential campaign and was senior adviser to president obama's presidential transition team. he joins us today as an adviser to the obama presidential campaign. with that, marty, if you'd be so kind as to get us started. >> sure. so thanks to rick and to aei for hosting this event and for all of you for being here. this is, obviously, a contentious campaign season so far, so it's nice to be talking today about an area in which there's actually some common ground between the two candidates, and for importantly, i think, genuine prospects for bipartisan collaboration after november 6th. both candidates, agree, first of all, that our or nation need to address challenges, essential to our long-term economic success and to making good on our collective commitment to educational opportunity. only three out of four freshmen complete high school on time. for african-americans and hi
, congressman. akin: vote for me for the u.s. senate. >> moderator: on behalf of the clayton chamber, i want to thank the candidates. please know how much we appreciate your willingness to share your respective views. [applause] a round of applause is appropriate. finally, our thanks to event sponsor gary parader, our proceed ya sponsors, and -- media respond -- sponsors. the clayton chamber legislative committee and joan burkman, the school district of clayton and meredith mcmahon, the clayton high school jazz band as well, the school district of clayton and superintendent dr. char min b. wilkinson and the two members of the communications team robin anderson and karen mcbride. also theater manager david blake and the city of clayton police and fire didn'ts. our time keeper as well. a floral gallery, crown pass saw clayton brighton advertising and the chamber's president. executive director elle listen gayle and mary ellen tobin. don't forget to vote on tuesday, november 6th. this concludes our program for the u.s. senate race. thank you for joining us, we stand adjourned. [applause] ♪ >>
is a priority u.s.a. which can barely see because of the chairs, which we are saying maybe would make 60 million, earlier they want to make 100 minute and had to pare that back. there just weren't a lot of wealthy liberals and democrats coming for to give them money. in recent weeks there's been little bit of a turnaround. they been picking up steam but it's nothing compared to what the republicans have had on their site. there's a few different factors. traditionally it's easier to raise money for a no than a yes. it's easier to raise money when out of power will we have an angry donor base that wants to get back in power. that's true of republicans this year. you have a large class, mostly private business entrepreneurs who have ponied up money for different reasons. some of them are just friends of mitt romney who know him from private equities, support him and like them and want to be there. some of them are hedge fund are hedge fund givers who were big supporters of barack obama in 2008 but have soured on obama and switched teams. some come from industries that have significant government i
himself here, to this u.s. department of energy substation. but instead he ended up here, chained to the side door of a nonprofit rural aid organization. he got the wrong building, but at least he had the right message. your side said reduce deficit, and you shouted no blood for oil. and your change to a rural health organization. what's your message? >> well -- >> so wrong building, unclear message, but at least jody reached the people. >> how long before someone noticed you? >> eighteen hours. >> why do you think people ignored think people don't like to think about the troubles and international spectrum right now. spend not because you're below sidewalk level? >> jodie brought me to the place where for some reason no one saw him. >> you would change where? >> to this door handle. >> was this sign here when you -- >> actually it was. >> did you read the signs because after i had locked the door door handle. >> yes, after he locked to the door handle but every good processor has a contingency plan. spent when you found out you in the wrong place you just unlocked yourself in moo
dangerous day of the crisis. he didn't know there was a confrontation in the caribbean between the u.s. navy trying to bring up american soviet submarines that were armed with nuclear torpedoes. so there were all these things that the president didn't know. and similarly on the soviet side. kennedy, one of his great qualities, was that he had an instinctive knowledge of these things. he understood that things go wrong. and he derived that understanding from his experience in the military during world war ii. he liked to say the military always screws up. and that wasn't just an intellectual understanding. it was something that he had seen in the south pacific commanding a pt boat. it was that feeling that events are getting out of control that both he and khrushchev shared and that's what led them to bring the crisis to the end after the aharrowing events of black saturday. >> i would like to go to brian. in a previous life before he became an author and started teaching at the university of miami, was the cuban analyst for the cia and spent a great deal of his life thinking about what castr
was going to be an ally of israel and it's not clear the u.s. was going to support a creative state and the u.s. was going to recognize israel. these are open questions that in fact many of the questions the state department was not in the right place. a big shock for anybody that follows the state department. the state apartment wasn't in the right place and wasn't as supportive as israel, and in fact the secretary of state threatened to resign if truman went ahead with pro-israel position. they did have the u.s. approach to create the partition. he had the u.s. recognize israel and these are important statements that he made. one of the things i read in the recent argument in the article and i think that you can talk about this in the conversation leader is the jewish vote was important. bye supporting israel and the way he did, harry truman helped secure the jewish vote to the democratic party for a long time during going forward. there are a lot of reasons why jewish vote democrats but among a number of them was that early on the democratic party, democratic president truman was
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